The Waiting List for the Valencia Marathon Trinidad Alfonso EDP is for those who still want to compete in the trial even though entries have closed. The Waiting List gives them another chance to get a race bib (Price €120). This is because places will become available if and when entered runners drop out before the trial, whether because of injury or for other reasons. The Valencia Marathon 2020 list open on the 3rd of March 2020.
Anyone who does not yet have an entry but still wants to run in the Valencia Marathon Trinidad Alfonso EDP 2020 can put their name on the Waiting List using the following link. Once you are on the Waiting List, you will receive an e-mail so that you can check where you stand in the queue.
Note: Depending on your e-mail server, our confirmation may end up in your Spam folder so make sure that you check it.
You will need your DNI (Spanish National ID) or Passport number, date of birth, e-mail address, and your full name.
These data cannot be changed later. This is to avoid runners putting the details of various runners on the Waiting List.
No but when you make a request to put your name on the Waiting List, €5 will be provisionally charged to your credit card for 7 days.
Once this period has expired, the charge will automatically be cancelled. This means that you will end up paying nothing for your entry on the Waiting List. If you enter for the race before the 7 days are up, you will pay the full entry fee (€120) given that cancellation of the provisional charge occurs at the end of the 7-day period.
The person on the Waiting List must be the one running in the race if he/she gets a race bib. The details cannot be changed after putting one’s name down. This rule is to stop a runner using the details of various people to secure more than one place on the Waiting List.
Once you have been put on the Waiting List, you will get a confirmatory e-mail telling you where you stand on the list. Entries on the Waiting List strictly follow the order in which requests are received.
As race bibs become free as a result of entered runners dropping out, the system will assign their bibs to those on the Waiting List in strict chronological order. When your turn comes round, you will receive an e-mail. You will then have 48 hours from the time of the e-mail to make your entry.
Yes — when your turn comes round, we will send you an e-mail with instructions for entering the race. You have 48 hours from the time of the e-mail to do so.
The e-mail confirming that you have been put on the Waiting List contains a link that lets you check where you stand on the list at any given moment.
Once you have received an e-mail telling you that a race bib is available, you must confirm your entry within 48 hours otherwise the bib will be offered to the next person on the Waiting List.
The Organisers of the Valencia Marathon Trinidad Alfonso EDP make a Self-Service Area available to all runners entered for the race. Runners can perform various entry management tasks in this area and request the services offered for the trial, all of which are spelt out in the regulations for the two races.
By making this request, the runner can quickly and efficiently check the details of his entry whenever needed.
If you want to change some of the details of your entry (telephone number, e-mail address, bib text, and so on), you can do so here.
The Organisers will allow bib name changes up until the 1st of November 2020 in the case of the Marathon. This date may be extended should the Organisers deem this necessary.
An entered runner may request a change of entry holder. He will then receive a code for a new entry. The code should be given to the new runner who must then complete his entry (in keeping with the price in force for the tranche of entries, plus a €5 management fee). Once this has been paid, the first runner will receive a full refund and will be struck from the race.
Note: If the new runner does not complete the entry within three days, the code will be cancelled and the first entry will remain valid. The process for changing the runner‘s name may be repeated.
If an entered runner is injured before the race, he may request a refund of his subscription before the 1st of November for the Marathon. A medical certificate (NOT a physiotherapist’s certificate) must be attached for the Organisers’ consideration. Once the certificate has been validated and accepted, the runner will receive a full refund of his entry within 3 days. This option cannot be reversed and the runner will not be allowed to repeat the entry.
All participants can contract refund insurance if they so wish during the registration process. This insurance policy will allow them to recover 80% of the entry costs without having to give any justification for doing so as long as the claim is made before the 1st of November for the Marathon. The only sum not refundable is the RFEA Day Licence.
If you have improved your time in a 10km, Half-Marathon, or Marathon race that is officially certified, you can request a change of Starting Box for a faster one. This option will be free up until the 1st of November. From this date on, such a change will carry a fee of €15 to cover ‘Bib Reprinting and Administrative Costs’.
If you cannot go to The Runners’ Fair to pick up your bib and Runner’s Bag, you can authorise someone to do so for you. This option is free and you can request it simply by sending us an e-mail and a copy of the DNI/Passport of the person who will be picking up the bib and bag on your behalf. You can make such a request up until 3 P.M. of the Saturday before the race.
Note: No paper needs to be taken to the Fair.
40th VALENCIA-TRINIDAD ALFONSO EDP MARATHON 2020
Article 1: Organizers
Article 2 : Regulations
The 40th Valencia-Trinidad Alfonso EDP Marathon, a 42,495-metre road race will be open to everyone, whether they belong to the Federation or not. The race is also open to foreign athletes who meet the RFEA and IAAF regulations, providing competitors are 18 years old or over on the day of the trial. The urban circuit is a tarmac one and is certified by AIMS/RFEA, and all of the kilometre markings are shown on display panels. The trial is featured in the RFEA and AIMS International Calendar and has been awarded the IAAF Gold Label.
This trial forms part of the Royal Spanish Athletics Federation’s (RFEA) Official Calendar. The runner, by virtue of his/her entry expressly consents to his/her personal details being made available to the RFEA and that the Organisers, Fundación Trinidad Alfonso (FTA) furnish these to the insurance company to contract the obligatory policies covering accidents and Third Party Liability, and to manage day licenses and circuit ranking. The data will be granted to the main collaborator in the trial, Fundación Trinidad Alfonso (FTA), to ensure proper organisational liaison. In any event, as provided for by Spain’s Data Protection Act, the applicant may exercise his/her rights of access, rectification, cancellation or opposition to the data held on him/her by writing a letter or sending an e-mail to the RFEA at: Real Federación Española de Atletismo. Avenida de Valladolid nº81 – 28.008 Madrid (Spain). E-mail: email@example.com and/or to Trinidad Alfonso Mocholí, Fundación CV (FTA) C/Poeta Quintana 1 bajo, (46003) Valencia (Spain), mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Article 3: Start
The race will start at 8:30 A.M. and runners will be allocated Start Boxes in accordance with their forecast race times.
The start of the Valencia-Trinidad Alfonso EDP Marathon is planned to feature five or more waves in order to maximise the convenience and safety of all runners.
- At 8:30 A.M., all runners with accredited times up to 3h15 will start in accordance with the order set out on the entry forms.
- At 8:45 A.M., all runners with entry times between 3h15:00 and 3h30:59 will start.
- At 9:00 A.M., all runners with entry times between 3h31:00 and 3h45:59 will start.
- At 9:15 A.M., all runners with entry times between 3h46:00 and 4h00:59 will start.
- At 9:30 A.M., all runners with entry times of 4h01:00 and over will start.
The decision to have three waves of runners will not affect the proper timing of all athletes, no matter which wave they leave in. The Organisers reserve the right to establish additional waves as they deem fit for security, organisational, logistical or other reasons. Runners will be given sufficient notice of any such changes.
All runners who enter the marathon with the aim of finishing the race in under 3 hours 31:00 must accredit their best time in a marathon, half-marathon, or 10-kilometre race in the last three years, doing so through the entry web site, or as the Organisers may subsequently request. The Organisers reserve the right to require accreditation from those runners who envisage completing the marathon in under 3 hours 46:00.00
Times and Boxes
Article 4: Boxes
There will be 9 Start Boxes. These boxes will be arranged as follows:
- Yellow Bib: under 2 hours 25 (elite Men) and under 2 hours 48 (elite Women)
- Green Bib: under 2 hours 38
- Blue Bib: under 2 hours 50
- Pink Bib: under 3 hours
- Orange Bib: under 3 hours 15
- Purple Bib: under 3 hours 31
- Brown Bib: under 3 hours 46
- Grey Bib: under 4 hours 01
- Red Bib: under 4 hours 31
- White Bib: 4 hours 31 or over
For organisational and safety reasons and with the runner’s consent, the Organisers reserve the right to exceptionally change a runner’s box and/or to close box changes. Box changes will only be made when the box capacity so permits.
When deciding which Start Box to assign you to, we check the information provided when you enter for the trial. Some of the details are automatically checked by looking up your results in earlier editions of our trials (Valencia Marathon, Valencia Half-Marathon, and 10-kilometre Valencia Trinidad Alfonso Race). In other cases, we ask you for further information through a URL or link to an accredited race in which you have chalked up a similar time (for instance, earlier classification in the 10-kilometre Race, the Half-Marathon, or the Marathon in the previous three years).
Article 5: Change of Box
5.1 The change will be made providing the box capacity so permits.
As a rule, we assign the box you request in your entry or in accordance with the time you accredited.
If you need to change box after the initial registration accreditation process — whether because the time you submitted was wrong or does not reflect your best time — you can do so for a modest fee of €10 (levied for “Bib re-printing and management costs”.
5.2 If your time has improved since you entered for the trial, you can request a change of box free of charge. Note that you will need to provide a URL that accredits a faster time that you ran after making your entry.
Requests for a change of box can be made online up until 1/11/2020 through our web site at “Request change of Box”
5.3 If you have a time accredited for a faster box, you do not have to make any change given that you can start the race in a slower box, which you can access on the day of the trial.
5.4 From the 2nd of November on, any change to the entry or linked services will be considered as “after the deadline” and will incur a charge of €15 to cover “Bib management and reprinting costs”.
5.5 No changes will be made to your BOX from the 1st of December on (whether online or through The Runners’ Fair).
5.6 The Organisers reserve the right to alter the system for making changes as they may deem fit.
Entries and Fees
Article 6: Entries
6.1 Entries will be made through the following web site Tickets (Providing there running bibs are still available). The Organisers reserve the right to close entries for security or service quality reasons should they deem fit.
Runners entering before 30/06 are guaranteed their chosen shirt size. From 30/06 onwards, the choice of shirt sizes will depend on what is left in stock. The stock and information on sizes will be provided on entry. Use the following link for information on sizes
6.2 ENTRY TRANCHES AND PRICES
- Entries from 1 to 10,000: €60 (*).
- Entries from 10,001 to 20,000: €80 (*)
- Entries from 20,001 to 30,000: €100 (*)
- The Waiting List or entries after the 1st of November deadline: €120 (*) (Providing bibs are still available)
(*) These prices do not include the Day License (€5 obligatory fee) for runners who do not have a valid Spanish (RFEA) license, a license of the Valencia Autonomous Region (FCVA) or the ‘Corredor Plus’ runners’ card..
In any event, entries will be closed when the ceiling for runner numbers has been reached. This is to ensure sustainable growth in the size of the event and to ensure both quality and safety criteria are met.
In order to keep would-be runners up to date, the Organisers will post information on the web site of the number of entries so far.
The only details that the Organisers will take into account in the classifications in whatever category will be those provided by each runner on his or her entry form.
6.3 Entries by handicapped runners:
All handicapped runners falling within one of the 4 special categories will be given a 50% discount on the entry price, bearing in mind the dates and prices given above
To compete in one of the four special categories (wheelchair, functionally handicapped, sensorially handicapped, mentally handicapped), the entry must be made through FESA (Federación de Deportes Adaptados de la Comunidad Valenciana) [Valencia Federation for Special Sports Categories], whose contact e-mail is: email@example.com, and whose telephone number is (+34) 963 465 726. FESA has the expertise, knowledge and experience to ensure handicapped sportsmen and sportswomen are placed in the right categories.
All athletes who, for any reason, cannot make their entries through FESA, will not be classified in any of the four special categories for handicapped participants and will not be eligible for a discount
Each blind or visually impaired athlete (B2) who so requires shall be entitled to be accompanied by a guide whose entry will be completely free. Such entry may only be made through FESA. Only one guide can be allocated to each blind or visually impaired athlete.
6.4 Entries are made through the official web site https://tickets.valenciaciudaddelrunning.com/ (Providing there are still running bibs available).
The web site https://tickets.valenciaciudaddelrunning.com/ managed by S.D. Correcaminos (running club) — SDC — is the sole official online distributor authorised to make entries for the trial. We therefore strongly urge you not to attempt to enter for the trial and/or acquire running bibs on web sites other than the official one.
The organisers shall not be liable for entries made through Third Parties. SDC thus makes no warranties as to the reliability, veracity, or suitability of entries made through Third Parties and has no obligations to furnish information on the availability of entries, stocks, and/or prices in this connection.
No rights are recognised in connection with guarantees, cancellations, and changes covered in these Terms and Conditions should the entries be unofficial and/or not have been obtained through SDC and/or this web platform https://tickets.valenciaciudaddelrunning.com/.
The foregoing provisions are without prejudice to the entries made through official tour operators and that are included in package holidays. In any event, such tour operators will redirect users to this, the web site of the authorised distributor, to make the entries.
Article 7: Changing the runner’s name
7.1 There is the option of changing the owner of the bib/chip through our entry platform in the section marked “Request change of runner”.
If you are not going to run, you can transfer your bib and place in the race to another runner.
You will receive the refund of the price paid on your registration and a registration code valid for 3 days to facilitate it to the new runner, who will register for the current price at the time of registration, plus an additional €5 to cover “Management costs”.
No such changes will be made from the 2nd of November on.
The Organisers reserve the right to modify the method for making runner changes.
7.2 For legal and sport reasons, especially those concerning security, runners are strictly forbidden to sell/lend/give their bibs to other runners unless they first obtain written permission to do so from the Organisers.
Should the Organisers learn of such infractions before the race, they will cancel the race bib involved, rendering it invalid for the competition. Unknown persons taking part in the race both threaten safety and distort the classifications. Accordingly, the Organisers will note the details of anyone making their bibs available to others and ban them from entering trials in the following 4 years. The Organisers will also inform bodies holding other marathons, half-marathons, and 10-kilometre races of the irregularities committed. In the case of athletes who are members of the Royal Spanish Athletics Federation (RFEA) and the Valencian Athletics Federation (FACV), these bodies will also be informed of said infractions so that appropriate measures can be taken.
7.3 The Organisers reserve the right to: (1) prevent the future entry of those athletes who are disqualified because they failed to fully complete the 42,195 metres of the course; (2) take legal action against those infringing the regulations set out in this document.
Article 8: Injury
A refund of the entry fee can be requested in the event of injury. Medical certification is required in such cases. The request can be made on our entry web site under the section “Request withdrawal due to injury”.
- The entry fee will be refunded in full in the event of injury or illness providing the runner submits a medical certificate with the corresponding diagnosis.
- The deadline for making an application for a refund and submitting the requisite medical certificate is the 1st of November 2019, after which no application will be accepted.
- The refund will be made through the same payment method used to make the entry (payment by debit/credit card or bank transfer) as soon as the medical documentation has been verified.
Runners can take out a Comprehensive Refund Insurance Policy which guarantees an 80% refund of the entry fee and any contracted extras. In this case, no medical certificate is required to obtain a refund.
9.1 We do our utmost to avoid making mistakes, such as duplicating entries in a given race. To this end, we apply various controls on the ticket platform. In the unlikely event of duplicated entries, the last duplicated entry made will be cancelled and the entry fee will be refunded less a small charge of €5 to defray “Management costs covering duplicates”.
9.2 The refund of an entry made with the ‘Regala’ (‘give a present’) product will be made electronically in a Running Card (+ info), which the runner can use in whole or in part for future entries and/or the services provided by future editions of the Valencia Half-Marathon and/or the Valencia Marathon Trinidad Alfonso Race.
Article 10: Bibs and chips
Bibs and chips will only be handed out at THE RUNNERS’ FAIR, which will be sited at the Science Museum (Museo Príncipe Felipe) in Valencia’s City of Arts and Sciences. The Fair will run throughout the day from 9:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M. on Friday the 4th and Saturday the 5th of December 2020.
The Organisers reserve the right to change the venue for THE RUNNERS’ FAIR, in which case they will give prior notice.
10.1 If the runner cannot pick up these items in person. he/she must authorise someone else to do so by presenting the requisite documentation through the self-management section. Bibs will not be handed over to those who do not comply with these requirements.
10.2 To facilitate the pick-up of bibs not collected at The Runners’ Fair, the Organisers will give runners/authorised persons the option of picking up bibs (without runners’ bags) in a Hemisfèric on the Sunday on which the trial is held. This pick-up point will be open from 7:00 to 8:00 A.M. (Note that an original National Identity Document or Passport must be shown)
Categories, Prizes and Trophies
Article 11: Categories
Men’s and Women’s Categories in the 39th Valencia-Trinidad Alfonso EDP Marathon are as follows:
|UNDER 20||18 and 19 YEARS|
|UNDER 23||20, 21 and 22 YEARS|
|M35 / W35||35-39 YEARS|
|M40 / W40||40-44 YEARS|
|M45 / W45||45-49 YEARS|
|M50 / W50||50-54 YEARS|
|M55 / W55||55-59 YEARS|
|M60 / W60||60-64 YEARS|
|M65 / W65||65-69 YEARS|
|M70 / W70||70-74 YEARS|
|M75 / W75||75-79 YEARS|
|M80 / W80||80 + YEARS|
- Minimum age on the day of the trial: 18 years old
- All ages shown are those on the day of the trial.
11.2 There are four categories of handicapped male and female athletes:
Athletes in wheelchairs:
1) Athletes in wheelchairs that are not fitted with drive-assistance through mechanisms or gears. Athletes are only allowed to push their wheelchairs with the aid of the wheel ring. Hand bikes are excluded from all competition categories given that these vehicles are solely valid for cycling events, not for athletic ones.
2) Functionally handicapped (persons with physical disabilities, cerebral paralysis and cerebral lesions)
3) Sensorially handicapped (blind, deaf)
4) Mentally handicapped
There will be three trophies for each category and gender.
11.3 Athletes in wheelchairs, hand bikes or similar are strictly forbidden from overtaking the Local Police vehicle opening the way for the race. Those failing to observe this rule will be automatically disqualified from the trial. Any athlete disobeying this instruction shall do so at his/her own risk and shall not be covered by the insurance policies contracted by the Organisers.
Article 12: Trophies
Trophies will be awarded to the first three runners in the general classification y clasificadas de la general absoluta.
- Trofeo a los vencedores masculino y femenino.
- Clasificación General: Trofeo a los 3 primeros/as, y al primer y primera español clasificado.
- Classification in the four handicapped athletes category : Trophies for the first 3 men/women. (se entregarán días después en un acto en CaixaBank)
- Autonomous University Championship Classification: Trophies for the first 3 men/women.
- Commemorative Medal for all trial finishers.
All of the trophies that are not collected on the day of the trial will be held by the Organisers. Trophies that have not been collected from the club by the 18th of December will be disposed of.
Article 13: prizes
There are the following cash prizes, which are open to all runners entered in the Valencia-Trinidad Alfonso EDP Marathon 2020.
There is an additional prize of €20,000 for the male winner if he runs the race in under 2h04:30 and for the female winner if she runs the race in under 2h20:00.
There is an additional prize of €30,000 for the male winner if he runs the race in under 2h04:00 and for the female winner if she runs the race in under 2h19:00.
There is an additional prize of €40,000 for the male winner if he runs the race in under 2h03:30 and for the female winner if she runs the race in under 2h18:00.
These last three prizes shall not be cumulative. They may however be aggregated with other prizes (for position, circuit record, and for setting a new world record.
13.2 The first five Spanish athletes with Spanish Federation (RFEA) Licence will receive the following cash prizes in the Men’s and Women’s categories:
13.3 There are the following cash prizes for the first three men/women athletes holding the Valencian Autonomous Community’s Athletics Federation Licence:
These prizes will be paid providing the times are under 2h20:00 for Men and under 2h45:00 for Women. Men who run the race in a time between 2h20:00 and 2h35:00, and Women with times between 2h45:00 and 2h55:00 will have their prizes cut by half.
No prizes will be paid to male runners with a time of over 2h35:00 or to female runners with a time of over 2h55:00. The prizes in the General Classification, Spanish Classification, and the FACV Classification are cumulative. The prizes for the General Classification, for Spanish athletes, and for FACV license-holders are cumulative. Given that the Marathon is included in the RFEA’s National and International Calendar, there are compulsory anti-doping tests.
All runners who have been selected for this test and who refuse to take it shall be automatically disqualified from all categories and shall not be eligible for any of the prizes. A formal complaint may be lodged with the RFEA concerning said refusal for the Association to act as it deems fit. Athletes who have passed the test and are eligible for a cash prize must wait for the official test results before they can receive the prize.
All cash prizes will be subject to the retentions stipulated by the Law. The net amount will be paid by bank transfer or cheque once the RFEA times and doping test results have been officially released.
13.4 Prizes for setting Marathon records
- Prize for the Men’s MVTA Record 2h04:31……..………….€30,000
- Prize for the Women’s MVTA Record 2h21:14……………€30,000
- Prize for the Men’s Spanish Record (*) 2h06:52………….€25,000
- Prize for the Women’s Spanish Record (*) 2h26:51……..€25,000
- Prize for the Men’s World Record 2h01:39……………….€250,000
- Prize for the Women’s World Record 2h14:14…………..€250,000
* To be eligible for the cash prize of setting a new Spanish record, the athlete must be a Spanish national and hold an RFEA Federation license.
NOTE: To be eligible for the cash prizes and trophies, the runner must be entered in the 40th Valencia-Trinidad Alfonso EDP Marathon.
The organisation will require the full restitution of an athlete’s financial prizes if the IAAF cancels their sporting results due to a doping sanction resulting from the testing following the event, or even later due to an anomaly in the Athlete’s Biological Passport, regardless of whether the athlete tested negative in the race’s specific anti-doping tests. Any athlete, or IAAF Manager, who accepts an economic prize at the Trinidad Alfonso EDP Valencia Marathon automatically accepts this condition, which aims to ensure equal opportunities, cleanliness and health in athletics.Regardless of the domiciles of those involved, any disputes that may arise shall be resolved under Spanish Law.
The Parties expressly submit to the jurisdiction of the Courts and Tribunals of the City of Valencia and renounce all others.
Notifications and other considerations
Article 14: Panel of Race Judges
The race shall be controlled by the F.A.C.V. panel of race judges
Time controls shall be made throughout the race. Only those athletes who have run the race with the official chip on the back of their bibs shall be classified. In any event, competitors must check their chips work properly by having them tested at the corresponding stand at The Runners’ Fair when they pick up their bibs.
The Organisers, sponsors, and the event’s main collaborator shall not be held liable in any way, shape or form should the chip prove faulty.
Article 15. Infringements and disqualifications
15.1 The Organisers shall not admit any runners who have not been entered for the race or who run without an official race bib for this edition of the trial. Such individuals shall be barred access to the race in order to uphold the rights of those who are properly entered for the competition.
Runners who are not entered for the race or who are not wearing the official bib and chip will be denied access. This measure is to uphold the rights of those runners who comply with the regulations.
Unauthorised vehicles will be forbidden access to the circuit in the interests of runners’ safety. The Trial Judges and the Organisers reserve the right to disqualify any runner if they deem fit. Reasons for disqualification include: (1) not wearing one’s bib in a clearly visible manner; (2) altering the bib and/or lending/giving it to another person; (3) changing the details given to the Organisers and/or Arbitrating Judge concerning the runner’s National Identity Document/Passport and/or Federation status; (4) not running the whole race; (5) being in poor physical shape; (6) not providing the requisite documentation; (7) failure to meet any other FACV, RFEA, or IAAF norms and regulations.
IAAF Federation members are required to compete in the running strips of their clubs and may be penalised if they fail to do so.
Disqualified runners shall not be eligible for prizes and trophies.
15.2 Given the serious prejudice to both the race organisation and runners caused by those infringing the trial regulations or other rules, the Organisers reserve the right to take any measures permitted by Law that they deem fit. Accordingly, civil, penal, or administrative action may be taken against infractors.
Infractions that may give rise to such action include: (i) not being entered for the trial and thus not possessing a running bib/chip for the race; (ii) competing with someone else’s running bib/chip (without having officially changed the name or hiding the name); (iii) competing with a running bib/chip other than that officially approved for the trial; (iv) competing with a fake running bib/chip (photocopied document or that imitates the bib). These are illustrative examples only and are not exhaustive. The Organisers may take legal action against infractors for other violations.
Both infractors and those collaborating in facilitating violations shall be identified as ‘delinquent runners’.
Those identified as ‘delinquent runners’ by the Organisers on the day of the race shall be detained, identified, and expelled by the trial security staff in the exercise of their powers. Those detained shall be identified, photographed, etc. with a view to taking legal action against them as may be deemed appropriate.
Should the infraction become known after the trial, appropriate measures shall be taken by the Organisers when they become aware of the facts.
’Delinquent runners’ shall be notified of hearings to ascertain their liability and so that they can make their case.
Article 16. Course
Article 17. Medical Services
Terms, Disclaimers, and Data Protection
All race participants, by virtue of entering for the trial, hereby state that they understand and accept these Regulations, Waivers of Liability, and Data Protection provisions. Should any dispute arise regarding their interpretation, that of the Organisers shall prevail.
Specifically, in entering for the race, runners must sign the following statement:
“I take part in the trial of my own free will and I fully understand the difficulty of a race of this kind given both the distance run and technical considerations. I hereby state that I have sufficient technical knowledge and experience of the race and that I am physically and mentally fit to run in the trial.
I hereby statethat I am in excellent health to take part in the 40th Valencia-Trinidad Alfonso EDP Marathon, and have good grounds for believing that my physical and mental state make me fit to run the race. I have passed all requisite medical examinations and that these have ruled out any disease, pathology, injury or other health problem that would make taking part in the trial risky. If my state of health changes, I solemnly undertake not to compete in the trial.
During the competition, I shall do my utmost to help the Organisers prevent personal accidents. I also undertake to act properly and not to endanger my health or that of others. I accept the rules set out in the REGULATIONS FOR THE VALENCIA-TRINIDAD ALFONSO EDP MARATHON 2020, security protocols and other guidelines set by the Organisers.
Furthermore, in the light of the foregoing I hereby exempt the Organisers, sponsors, and/or other participating institutions of any liability for any accident or injury which I may suffer before, during, or after the trial, renouncing any legal action against said parties.
I hereby authorise the Organisers to use photographs, videos, and any other kind of audio-visual material on me for advertising purposes. I accept publication of my name in the race classification, in the media and/or the Internet, renouncing any payment, compensation, or reward in this connection.”
Article 22. Agree
22.1 On entering for the Valencia-Trinidad Alfonso EDP Marathon, runners expressly agree that SD Correcaminos [running club], The Valencia Municipal Sports Foundation, Fundación Trinidad Alfonso Mocholí de la Comunitat Valenciana [sports foundation]); any other Sponsor and/or Collaborator in the trial, whether on their own behalf or acting through Third Parties, may use images of competitors taken during the trial — whether in the form of photos, videos, Live Tracking during the trial using the official App,or whatsoever other support, and for display through any device or channel (the Internet, advertising, etc.) — as well as their personal data for sporting, promotional, or commercial purposes. Said consent is of indefinite duration.
22.2 The list of results will be published on the web site.
22.3 Live Tracking is through the official race App. The App can be downloaded for free from either Google Play or Apple Store. Live Tracking allows one to follow runners in the race in real time. All one has to do it enter the runner’s name or bib number to begin tracking. This feature lets family, friends, and the general public track any given runner’s progress along the circuit.
By default, live tracking will be performed using the runner’s chip, which connects to the various sensors sited along the route. The App uses sensor data to calculate the average speed of each runner and to estimate his or her present position by dead reckoning. This means that the position may be a little out along stretches between sensors. The App also lets one activate tracking using GPS where the trial uses a mobile device. In this case, the tracking of a runner will be accurate to the full extent allowed by the App.
A runner may configure the App’s “LiveTracking Privacy Info” so that his/her position can be (i) Made Public to any user entering the runner’s name/bib to determine the athlete’s position; (ii) Shown using a PIN code to only those users to whom the runner has given the secret number (iii) Hidden so that nobody can track the athlete.
The Organisers, Sponsors, and main collaborator shall not be held liable in any way, shape or form for any tracking faults that may arise in using the App.
|Organisers’ details||Sociedad Deportiva Correcaminos (G-46197893) C/Arzobispo Fabián y Fuero 14 bajo, (46009) Valencia (Spain) firstname.lastname@example.org Fundación Deportiva Municipal, Passeig de la Petxina 42. 46008, Valencia (Spain). email@example.com|
|Main Collaborator’s details||Trinidad Alfonso Mocholí, Fundación CV (FTA) G98409386 C/Poeta Quintana 1 bajo, (46003) Valencia (Spain) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|The purposes of gathering personal data||Management of entries, results, race organisation, box management. Management of race sponsors and of the information they wish to convey to runners. Insurance policies for the trial, RFEA licenses, and so on. Dissemination of the Race both before and after the event.|
|Legitimation||Execution of the Runner’s Contract|
|Recipients||The data will be provided to the Royal Spanish Athletics Federation (RFEA) for executing The Runner’s Contract, and to MAPFRE as the insurance company, and to banks. Runners can receive information from the Sponsors through the Organisers.|
|Runners’ Rights||You can contact us (by letter, e-mail, etc.), making sure to accredit your ID (DNI) if you do so. You have the right to: – know whether we process your personal data and to access/rectify/cancel/erase/oppose the data we hold on you and our processing of it. – data portability – to exercise your rights before Spain’s Data Protection Agency (Agencia Española de Protección de Datos — AEPD)|
|Notifications||The Organisers use the following notification methods, all of which are equally valid: e-mail, mobile phone, any other mobile or web application (such as WhatsApp, Line, Telegram).|
|Sponsors||The Trial’s sponsors/collaborators may send you advertising materials through the Organisers, despatching this to the e-mail you give us. You many consult the names of our sponsors/collaborators on our web site. The Organisers shall not send your contact details to sponsors/collaborators unless you expressly authorise otherwise.|
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An ever-growing number of runners choose the Valencia-Trinidad Alfonso EDP Marathon as the race in which to debut in a 42.195 km trial. That is why the Organisers have decided to create a ‘Rookie’s Corner‘ full of medical and sport tips from experts to make sure you enjoy your debut to the full.
The 2019 talk will be held on Saturday the 30th of November at 6 P.M. in the Auditorio Santiago Grisolía (auditorium) at the Science Museum in The City of Arts and Sciences.
The big day is approaching. Get tips from Luis Cort, the trial’s Medical Director, to make sure you enjoy one of the world’s best marathons to the full.
Fernando Ortiz gives the best tips for drawing up your race strategy, and controlling your pace and nutrition in preparation for the big day.
To run in the Valencia Marathon, you also need to train when it comes to nutrition before, during, and after the trial. Discover the tips of Valencia’s Association of Dieticians and Nutritionalists (CODiNuCoVa)
Foot Health Tips from Podoactiva
Looking after your feet is vital if you want to run a Marathon. Discover Podoactiva's tips, brought to you by the official sponsor for foot health and bio-mechanics
Competing in a marathon is one of the most exciting challenges for any runner. It is a personal quest and helps one overcome one’s physical and mental limitations.
At Club de Atletismo Serrano (athletics club), we have a 30-year track record of training and helping our athletes reach their goals. Our wide experience of working with hundreds of athletes, our methodology, and insights into the marathon have been amply rewarded by extraordinary results in both the amateur and professional sport.
Now, Serrano and Valencia-Trinidad Alfonso EDP Marathon have joined forces to offer runners the best possible training plans.
We have always argued that athletes need to be monitored by specialised trainers and by experts in the Health and Physical Exercise fields. Having a trainer-coach at your side who draws up a plan that takes full account of your physical condition and other factors is the ideal choice. On the other hand, many runners who take part in the Valencia Marathon constantly ask us for tips and help in planning their weekly training..
YOUR TRAINING PLAN FOR THE VALENCIA MARATHON
This is why we will come up with a Training Guide for such runners covering the various goals for which the help of a trainer-coach or group work-outs are less important.
The plans cater to those aiming to finish the Marathon in one of the following time bands:
- UNDER 3 hours 30′ (marathon pace 5:00′ per km)
- UNDER 3 hours 45′ (marathon pace 5:20′ per km)
- UNDER 4 hours 00′ (marathon pace 5:40′ per km)
- UNDER 4 hours 15′ (marathon pace 6:03′ per km)
- UNDER 4 hours 30′ (marathon pace 6:25′ per km)
The training guide will cover the 16 weeks before the marathon and will begin on the 12th of August . The scheme will comprise:
- General Basic Training (3 introductory weeks)
- Accumulation (3 weeks under load, and 1 week off load)
- Accumulation and Development (3 weeks under load, and 1 week rest from competition)
- Competitive Development (3 weeks under load)
- Tapering (2 weeks off load)
Depending on the goal chosen, from Sunday the 11th of August, you will receive a weekly training plan in your e-mail and can follow this in the private section of the official web site.
This plan will identify each training session and what you need to do to carry it out. Furthermore, we shall also accompany the plan with videos and articles of interest, depending on the point in the training cycle. This approach will ensure that runners feel they enjoy support and monitoring during their training.
IS IT TIME TO RUN A MARATHON?
One needs several years of running experience before training for the 42,195-metre race. This means that you must have competed over shorter distances and chalked up reasonable times (preferably official ones) in 10-km, 15km, and half-marathon trials.
Using these times, we draw up correlation tables predicting how long it would take you to run a marathon. Thus an athlete can choose his or her training plan depending on the target time.
Experience of previous training plans and persistence in sticking to them will stand you in good stead. The body must have adapted to the training loads because muscles, joints, and tendons take a lot of punishment over long distances. Put another way, the runner’s chassis needs to be tough enough to rise to the challenge.
Furthermore, our bodies and hearts need to learn how to interpret new thresholds so that we can train with the right intensity to improve our physical condition.
Last but not least, to successfully plan our training, we need to adapt the plan to our personal and professional lives. This means creating the best possible circumstances so that we can train without our nearest and dearest stressing us out and putting us under pressure.
Athletes must always bear in mind that health is their responsibility and train accordingly. One should also take a general and sports medical check-up before taking on the strains of training and competition. Runners tend to be quick to spend money on sports equipment and to show off their purchases. Yet we also need to invest in ourselves by thinking about health and safety issues.
WEEKS RUNNING UP TO THE BEGINNING OF TRAINING
The 12th of August marks the start of the training for the Valencia-Trinidad Alfonso EDP Marathon. Our minds and bodies need to be in good shape for this training and that depends on our activities in the weeks leading up to it. We are scared that if we stop running, we will get out of shape and lose the form it took us so much time and effort to build up. Yet we need lose some of our fitness before we embark on the training.
The transition is characterised by an active recovery period at the end of each running season and before the beginning of the next one. Hence the need for a Period of Basic, General Training.
The main aim is to ensure maximum body recovery, and to deal with the various psychological issues arising from a long, hard season.
We suggest you take a transition and active rest period lasting between three and four weeks, during which you should incorporate the goals and activities set out below:
- This period is very important for disconnecting both from competition and from constant training. It is key that you avoid strong stimuluses when you are tired.
- This is an ideal moment to get over any injuries . If you have strains, swellings, etc., it is time to visit your physiotherapist, who will put you on the path to recovery. One can also take the chance to engage in complementary activities and other sports (hiking, mountaineering, swimming, cycling, etc.). Do not stop doing sport but do it for fun rather than for competition. This will make sure you stay in shape and will help make the first few weeks of training easier.
- Do some kind of work-out in the gym and muscle-toning exercises. The important thing is to make sure our muscular system does not weaken before the training.
- You can do warm-up exercises for roughly 45’. The warm-ups should be low intensity activities. Given that this will make you hotter and push up your pulse rate, you will need to manage aerobic sessions so that you do not overdo it.
- Now is a good moment to choose the kit you will train with, ensuring that your training and race shoes are in good condition.
- It is also important to control your diet so that you do not put on a lot of weight. It is normal to put on weight when one rests more and exercises less but make sure this gain is moderate. Moreover, the more weight you put on, the harder it will be to get it off during the first weeks of training.
All of these tips will help you manage your time before the training starts, ensuring that you do not get wholly out of shape. So forget running for the moment and have fun doing other things. Resting and ‘switching off’ is the best of training at this stage.
The path to the Finishing Line in the Valencia Marathon will begin soon enough.
José Garay is a graduate in Physical Activity Sciences and Sport, and CA Serrano’s trainer.
Congratulations on signing up for the Training Plans for the Valencia-Trinidad Alfonso EDP Marathon. The training needed to cross the Valencia Marathon Finishing Line begins on Monday the 12th of August so you will not receive the plans for the first week’s schedule until the Sunday before this date.
That said, you should stay in good shape and health, watch your diet and take sufficient rest. You can consult the tips and recommendations given by José Garay, Graduate in Physical Activity Sciences and Sport, and the Trainer of CA Serrano (athletics club). Following his advice will give you a good start when you begin the special training in August.
Consult advice on preparation for training
NOTE: Remember that the Training Plan is meant to guide your steps on your path to the Finishing Line but it cannot replace a personal trainer with first-hand knowledge of how well or ill-prepared you are for such training.